From 27th to 29th September 2022, the European packaging industry will meet again at FACHPACK, the trade fair for packaging, technology and processes. More than 1100 exhibitors (2021: 789) are expected at the Nuremberg Exhibition Center. At their exhibition stands, they present innovative products, machines and solutions. FACHPACK is under the leading theme “Transition In Packaging” this year, which describes the current change in the industry. This is characterized above all by more sustainability, increasing e-commerce and increasing digitization. The guiding theme is reflected in the trade fair part, but also in the supporting program. Visitors from the consumer and industrial goods industry can expect an extensive lecture program, exciting special shows and award ceremonies. At the same time as FACHPACK, POWTECH, the leading international trade fair for powder, granulate and bulk material technologies, will take place in the exhibition center this year. This creates additional synergies in the field of processing and packaging.
In September, FACHPACK will be luring you back to Nuremberg. // © NürnbergMesse
FACHPACK benefits from the parallel POWTECH. Both trade fairs appeal to users from the food and feed, chemical, pharmaceuticals, plastics processing and mechanical engineering industries and bring together the entire value chain from process to technology to packaging in three days. Of course, visitors can visit both trade fairs with one ticket,” says Heike Slotta, Executive Director, NürnbergMesse. FACHPACK occupies nine exhibition halls, the POWTECH four. Both fairs are well connected by transitions. Hall 4 is a so-called mixing hall with exhibitors who have offers for both bulk material and packaging experts.
Fair: Significantly larger than 2021
Compared to FACHPACK 2021, the fair has increased significantly again this year. “We are pleased that we have been able to significantly increase the number of exhibitors by about 40 percent. We expect more than 1100 exhibitors, including numerous well-known packaging machine and packaging manufacturers. There are many new companies, but also large exhibitors who have rediscovered FACHPACK,” says Phillip Blass, Director FACHPACK, NürnbergMesse. The current exhibitor list and the hall plans are online at: www.fachpack.de
Guiding Theme “Transition In Packaging”
With the guiding theme “Transition In Packaging”, FACHPACK wants to raise awareness and clarify what is currently happening in the industry, give orientation and promote dialogue at a time that is characterized by strong currents and environmental influences. The guiding theme Transition In Packaging runs through the fair and the supporting program like a common thread. “In order to make you curious before the fair, we have launched a storytelling campaign. Under the hashtag #TransitionInPackaging, we regularly publish stories of people who actively shape the change in the packaging industry up to FACHPACK. Our exhibitors are also invited to participate with their stories. At the fair, the storytellers can then be met in person, the products and solutions can be looked at and the topics discussed, explains Blass.
Impulses: News from the forums
FACHPACK sees itself as a source of inspiration and as such it organizes an extensive lecture program with the forums PACKBOX (Hall 9) and TECHBOX (Hall 3C), which is extremely popular with visitors – 9,500 participants counted both forums in 2021. The special thing: Important partners of the packaging industry design the program and invite interested parties not only to listen, but also to participate in discussion. Current industry topics such as shortage of skilled workers, supply chain bottlenecks/supply chain management, commodity prices, and much more are taken up.
Both forums are divided into daily topics. The PACKBOX is about “Market Experience & Market Expectation” (27.9.), “Sustainable Design & Material” (28.9.) and “Packaging digital & smart” (29.9.). The TECHBOX includes “Innovation & Climate Strategy” (27.9.), “New business models in packaging machine construction/ skilled workers – / labor acquisition and securing” (28.9.) and “Efficiency & digitization” (29.9.) on the program. In addition to the PACKBOX and TECHBOX forums, there is the exhibitor forum, the INNOVATIONBOX in hall 5. Here, registered exhibitors can present their innovations and product highlights to the trade visitors on site in 30-minute lectures.
myFACHPACK digitally expands the fair on site
Also this year there will be the digital extension myFACHPACK for matchmaking and knowledge transfer. myFACHPACK extends the fair on site into the virtual world. Already in the run-up to the fair from 16. September, the new tool offers visitors the opportunity to network with exhibitors, partners and speakers. During the duration of the fair, the program of the lecture forums PACKBOX, TECHBOX and INNOVATIONSBOX will be streamed live on myFACHPACK and will also be available there afterwards. myFACHPACK can be used on the desktop, but also mobile via an app: www.fachpack.de/myFACHPACK
Inspiration: Special show packaging design in hall 7
If you are interested in packaging design, you should not miss the special show Transition In Packaging By Design in Hall 7. Here you can see what contribution design can make to the current packaging requirements. Designers rely on design as well as technical and communicative innovation.
Under the topics “Address”, “Amaze” and “Advance”, the special show – a cooperation between bayern design and NürnbergMesse – shows selected examples of packaging design in which designers use packaging strategically: as a means of communication, as a means of interaction and as a field of application for sustainable material development. The innovations presented inspire and show new ways for the packaging industry. Similar to the special show categories “Address”, “Amaze” and “Advance”, there will be lectures by renowned designers in the PACKBOX on Wednesday, 28. September 2022, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Innovation: Start-ups in Hall 5
Fresh, unconventional ideas and products for solving packaging issues are in demand more than ever. Visitors can find them at the start-ups of the packaging industry in Hall 5, at the sponsored BMWi joint stand for young, innovative companies and at the international start-up area. There, newcomers show interested packaging specialists their new products and processes and exchange ideas about them. In addition, they have the opportunity to present themselves and their products in the INNOVATIONSBOX daily in short, crisp pitch formats.
German Packaging Award: “And the winner is …”
At FACHPACK 2022, it will once again be clear the stage for the winners of the most renowned European performance show around packaging, the German Packaging Award. The prize is awarded by the German Packaging Institute (dvi) and awarded in ten categories on the first day of the fair in the FORUM PACKBOX from 4 p.m. As a premium partner, FACHPACK takes over the awarding of the special prize for young talent. Winners of the packaging award also nominate themselves for the WorldStar of the World Packaging Organization (WPO).
Pavilion labels & more and pavilion of associations
Labels on packaging inform consumers about the content and promote sales success. The Pavillon Etiketten & mehr in Hall 9 presents label manufacturers who manufacture solutions for customers from the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries as well as for retailers in daily practice. For the fourth time, there is the pavilion of the associations in Hall 5. In this network area, around twenty associations inform and advise about association services as well as national differences in the packaging industry in Europe. The open design of the pavilion with common area invites you to exchange ideas.
FACHPACK (27.–29.9.2022, Nuremberg) is the European trade fair for packaging, technology and processes. The exhibitors present their offer around the packaging process chain for industrial and consumer goods. Shown are: packaging materials and packaging (assistants), filling and packaging machines, labelling, marking and identification technology, machines and devices in the packaging peripherals, packaging printing and finishing, palletizing technology, intralogistics and services. FACHPACK 2022 is dedicated to the brand-new guiding theme “Transition in Packaging” with the new slogan “We make the future”. FACHPACK attracts trade visitors from all packaging-intensive industries as a meeting place for the European packaging market: food / beverages / luxury goods, pharmaceuticals / cosmetics / chemistry / health care, non-food / pet food / other consumer goods as well as automotive / technical articles / medical technology and other industrial goods.
At the same time as FACHPACK, POWTECH, the leading international trade fair for powder, granulate and bulk material technologies, will take place in the Nuremberg Exhibition Center in 2022. This creates additional synergies in the field of processing and packaging.